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June 4, 2012   (30 comments)
2012 Indians 1st Round Pick: OF Tyler Naquin
The Indians selected Texas A&M outfielder Tyler Naquin in the 1st round, 15th overall, of the 2012 MLB Draft. The pick came as somewhat of a surprise as the Indians were supposedly on a college arm and Naquin was not a Top 20 ranked guy by just about every draft source. The IPI staff chimes in on the pick...
 
June 2, 2012   (0 comments)
Lopez’s Renaissance: A Rise to Relevance
With injuries to Jack Hannahan and Travis Hafner along with a need for a right-handed bat, infielder Jose Lopez has stepped up and been a solid contributor for the Indians this season. In his latest, Adam McGavin talks about Lopez's renaissance this season and how much he can help the Indians this year.
 
June 1, 2012   (0 comments)
Two knee surgeries later, Greenwell aims for return
Bo Greenwell had a tough 2011 where he suffered a severe finger and knee injury which cost him most of last season and has already cost him the first two months of this season. He is in Arizona working his way back and hopes to return to game action soon, and Tony has the update on how his progress is going.
 
May 18, 2012   (2 comments)
Coaches Corner '12: Ruben Niebla
In today's Q&A session, Tony sits down and talks with Triple-A Columbus pitching coach Ruben Niebla about an assortment of pitchers on the current roster and some that have already been promoted to Cleveland. They discuss some of the adjustments they are making this season, what they need to do to become big league options later this season, and more.
 
May 16, 2012   (8 comments)
Goedert may still be an option for the Indians
Double-A Akron outfielder Jared Goedert is tearing up the Eastern League as he leads the league in almost every offensive category. Steve Orbanek shares the latest details on how Goedert is performing, how the move to the outfield is going, and what kind of future he may have with the Indians.
 
May 4, 2012   (0 comments)
Cannon looks to make good on opportunity
No one ever said playing in the minor leagues was easy. Sometimes players have to sit and wait for an opportunity, and then when that opportunity comes they have to seize it. High-A Carolina utility player Tyler Cannon may be getting that opportunity and chance right now.
 
April 28, 2012   (6 comments)
The Bryce is Right
Right-handed pitcher Bryce Stowell has been lights out so far this season for Double-A Akron. After a mysterious season last year where he missed a few months at the beginning of the season, Tony recently sat down with him and talked about what happened last year and how he feels this season.
 
April 20, 2012   (6 comments)
The curious case of Chun Chen
Steve Orbanek makes his IPI debut with a look into Double-A Akron catcher turned first baseman Chun Chen. After a breakthrough 2010 campaign a lot of people were excited about his potential with the bat at a premium position, but with his recent change to first base, Steve wonders what kind of Major League future Chen has.
 
April 16, 2012   (10 comments)
Pros & Cons: Jason Knapp
Pros & Cons is a new IPI feature that will break down the value of some prospects in the Cleveland Indians' farm system and to kick things off we take a look at right-hander Jason Knapp. As noted in Minor Happenings on Friday, he is not pitching anywhere currently and Tony has the details on what he is up to and what is wrong. He also breaks down his value as a prospect going forward.
 
April 14, 2012   (5 comments)
McAllister aims for another big league chance
After making his major league debut last season, Columbus Clippers’ right-handed starting pitcher Zach McAllister is ready to get back to the big leagues, and stay there when he does. After two strong outings for Columbus to start the season he is off to a good start to his season, and Andrew Holleran recently sat down with him to discuss how things are going.
 
April 14, 2012   (2 comments)
How I Met Your Aeros: Tim Fedroff
In the first of an as-of-now infinite part series, Jim interviews Akron Aeros' center fielder Tim Fedroff, asking him about his approach at the plate, in the field, and how he feels about starting the season back in Akron for the third straight year.
 
April 12, 2012   (4 comments)
The anatomy of the Johnny Damon deal
The Cleveland Indians have apparently signed free agent Johnny Damon to a one-year contract as a stop-gap measure to a struggling offense. While many see this as a reactionary deal, the road to signing Johnny Damon actually began last July, when the Indians first tried to address their offensive issues. Here's a look at the path to Johnny Damon.
 
April 11, 2012   (6 comments)
House looking to repair his cracked foundation
High-A Carolina Mudcats left-handed pitcher T.J. House had a disappointing season last year, but Monday night he had a great 2012 debut with seven shutout innings. Tony recently sat down with House and talked about his season last year and what he did to fix some of the struggles he went through.
 
April 7, 2012   (0 comments)
Last season was a learning year for Lavisky
Alex Lavisky is back at Lake County to open the 2012 season. and with last year's learning experience with everything on and off the field he is looking to have a productive season to start to put things together. Tony recently had a chance to sit down with him and discuss his season last year and what he did in the offseason.
 

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